Cotswold Canals in Pictures

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Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

New clay-lined section. View from near Dr Newton's Way Bridge to viaduct
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The original canal line was lost when the Stroud bypass (Dr Newton's Way) was built in the 1980s. The new route, using a different arch under the railway viaduct, was mostly occupied by an old rubbish tip.

The new 330m length of canal comprises a concrete channel under and east of the railway viaduct, and a clay-lined section to the west. The site was opened to the Public on May 10 & 11, 2013 to view the new concrete channel.

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

New clay lined section between Dr Newton's Way & viaduct

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

New concrete canal channel east of viaduct

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

New concrete canal channel east of viaduct

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

Point where the new rejoins the existing (see last photo)

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

Open day where the public viewed the new channel before being filled

Before Restoration

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

New canal route east of Dr Newton's Way after initial undergrowth clearance

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

End of infilling below 'Waitrose' roundabout